What first sprang to mind when you learned about the Ford Mustang Mach-E
? 'Muscle vehicle' may have come to mind, but 'electric vehicle’ surely didn't unless the 'E' was a giveaway. And why would it? The Ford Mustang formula
, which includes a powerful V8 engine, uncomplicated rear-wheel drive, and muscular design, has hardly changed in more than 50 years.
Thinking of Leasing a Mustang Mach-E?
Yet the Mustang you see before you is a completely different breed altogether. It is Ford's first significant entry into the electric car industry and is shaped like a huge SUV, which is now quite fashionable. Its closest pricing competitors are various Kia Niro EVs, Toyota bZ4X, and Volkswagen ID4. The Model Y and the Kia EV6, as well as other high-end competitors like the Audi e-Tron, BMW iX3, Genesis GV60, and Jaguar I-Pace, cross over into more expensive models. But how does the Ford Mustang Mach-E compare?
Ford Mustang Mach-E Drive
The base Standard Range RWD model of the Ford Mustang Mach-E is our favourite. With a 0-62 mph pace of 6.9 seconds, it is faster than the Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance and has more than enough power for most circumstances. Although it only achieved 211 miles in our real-world tests, ID.4 managed 231 miles in the same test. The official range is 273 miles.
With a motor driving each axle, the Standard Range AWD (all-wheel drive) offers the same battery capacity and power. The official range is reduced to 248 miles, but you gain more traction and somewhat faster acceleration (0-62 mph takes 6.3 seconds).
While acceleration in the Extended Range AWD is really quick (0-62 mph in 5.8 seconds), if performance is your first priority, the Mach-E GT is the one to choose. Ford has upgraded the GT's electric motors to give it a combined 480 horsepower and a 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds, which is almost as quick as the Tesla Model Y Performance. Its range is 310 miles as opposed to the Model Y's 319 miles.
With a weight of over two tonnes, the Mach-E is hardly lightweight. When you turn into a corner with any enthusiasm, you can feel its weight shifting to the outside wheels, but it's still manageable. When accelerating, the Audi Q4 e-tron and ID.4 are designed to feel secure and grippy, whilst the Mach-E is more nimble and fun.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Interior
The inside of the Ford Mustang Mach-E is unlike that of any other Ford up to this point when you climb inside. Even though the manually adjustable seat that comes with the base trim has a tricky lever to alter the backrest angle and no adjustable lumbar support, the driving position is nevertheless quite comfortable. Nonetheless, it can be adjusted for height.
It has a less evident SUV feel than the BMW iX3 because you don't sit quite as high up in it. The large front pillars can severely limit forward visibility, as they do with the Tesla Model Y.
The iX3 or the less expensive Kia Niro EV are better options for a clearer perspective of the road ahead and the rear. The Mach-E comes with front and rear parking sensors as standard equipment, as well as a rear-view camera, which can be helpful. Moreover, it has LED headlights (adaptive LED headlights on AWD models).
The infotainment system on the Mach-E responds quickly and has logically laid out graphics. It performs far better than the ID and is comparable to the effectiveness of the Model Ys. The screen also has several card-shaped parts that each show a distinct programme, such as the media player or the sat-nav, simultaneously.
Oh, and the infotainment system has a sat-nav and support for smartphones with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (so you can use your phone apps on the screen). Moreover, the Mach-E incorporates a wireless phone charger.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Space
Even if you're taller than six feet, you won't likely experience a lack of head or leg room in the front of the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Volkswagen ID.4 has several more inches if you do require greater headroom. Also, the floor is fully flat, which is perfect if you're the middle passenger, and there is plenty of room for feet under the front seats. Nonetheless, the Kia EV6 and Toyota bZ4X offer limo-like legroom and are unbeatable if you need even more.
Practically speaking, the main boot includes a helpful height-adjustable floor that eliminates the bothersome load lip many competitors have. Its 402-litre volume allows seven carry-on suitcases to fit below the tonneau cover. In comparison to competitors, the bZ4X can fit eight, the ID.4 nine, and the Model Y an astonishing ten, so that's reasonable but a little disappointing.
The Kia EV6 and Toyota bZ4X are similarly equipped and reasonably roomy large electric SUVs, and they also have lower list pricing and better residuals. The Mach-E is a similar vehicle. Disappointing aspects of the Mach-E include its average riding, mediocre build quality, and moderately slow maximum charging rate. We advise the entry-level Standard Range RWD if you have your heart set on a Mach-E because it offers the best value for money.
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